‘Native’ Americans

To the editor:

I have nothing against the Houston Astros, but am glad the Atlanta Braves won the World Series.

Major League Baseball (MLB) politicized the sport when it moved the All-Star Game from Atlanta to Denver. That was punishment for voting regulations by Georgia’s legislature to protect the integrity of elections.

AP sports articles about Atlanta winning the World Series ignored its significance in relation to the decision by MLB to move the All-Star Game for political reasons.

That victory would have been celebrated by news media leftists if Georgia’s state legislature was dominated by leftists and Atlanta had been punished for its political decisions.

AP sports articles about Cleveland’s baseball team changing its name from the Indians to the Guardians ignored very important facts.

More than 100 years ago, Napoleon Lajoie was the star of the Cleveland Naps. After he left the team, it was renamed the Indians in 1915 to honor Louis Sockalexis, a member of the Penobscot tribe. He was the first “Native American” to play on a MLB team.

That information was in the October 2021 issue of Newsmax Magazine. Why didn’t the AP report those historical facts? Is it because they prefer to promote neo-Marxist identity politics?

I am Finnish. Three of my grandparents were born in Finland, the homeland of my ancestors for many centuries. However, I am a Native American because I was born in America. That defines a native.

Are members of the Keweenaw Bay Indian Community racially biased against themselves because they are called Indians? Of course not! What about Indigenous Americans?


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